In Q3 2017, private payroll employment slowed down slightly (flash estimate)Flash estimate of payroll employment - third quarter 2017

In Q3 2017, private payroll employment slowed down softly : +0.2%, after +0.4%, that is +29,700 jobs after +81,500. Year on year, private payroll employment increased by +1.3% (that is +240,900 jobs). Excluding temporary employment, it increased over the quarter by +0.2% (that is +28,200 jobs) and by +0.8% over the year (+152,800 jobs).

Private payroll employment was almost stable in industry (−0.1%, −3,600 jobs) and in agriculture. It continued to increase strongly in construction (+0.5%, that is +6,700 jobs, after 0.4%). Year on year, private employment dipped by 15,700 in industry whereas it increased by 18,100 in construction.

In Q3 2017, in market services, private employment slowed down: +0.3% (that is +31,000 jobs), after +0.6%. Excluding temporary employment, the slowdown is less pronounced: +0.3%, after +0.4%. Private employment in non-market services decreased by 0.2% over the quarter (after +0.2% in the previous quarter) but increased over a year (+0.5%, that is +12,500 jobs).

In Q3 2017, private payroll employment slowed down softly : +0.2%, after +0.4%, that is +29,700 jobs after +81,500. Year on year, private payroll employment increased by +1.3% (that is +240,900 jobs). Excluding temporary employment, it increased over the quarter by +0.2% (that is +28,200 jobs) and by +0.8% over the year (+152,800 jobs).

Private payroll employment was almost stable in industry (−0.1%, −3,600 jobs) and in agriculture. It continued to increase strongly in construction (+0.5%, that is +6,700 jobs, after 0.4%). Year on year, private employment dipped by 15,700 in industry whereas it increased by 18,100 in construction.

In Q3 2017, in market services, private employment slowed down: +0.3% (that is +31,000 jobs), after +0.6%. Excluding temporary employment, the slowdown is less pronounced: +0.3%, after +0.4%. Private employment in non-market services decreased by 0.2% over the quarter (after +0.2% in the previous quarter) but increased over a year (+0.5%, that is +12,500 jobs).

The level of temporary employment stayed practically unchanged

Temporary employment was almost stable in Q3 2017 (+0.2% that is +1,500 jobs), after increasing sharply in the previous quarter (+4.1%). Year on year, it continued to rise dramatically (+14.0%, +88,100 jobs).

Table1 – Private payroll employment change (thousands)

SA data in thousands
Private payroll employment change (thousands)
Change in thousands Level
In 3 months In 1 year
2017 2017 2017 2017
Q2 Q3 Q3 Q3
Agriculture 2.8 0.7 −9.1 291.1
Goods-producing industries excl. Construction −2.8 −3.6 −15.7 3, 087.3
Construction 4.8 6.7 18.1 1, 352.6
Market services (*) 71.3 31.0 235.1 11, 975.6
of which: Temporary employment (**) 28.0 1.5 88.1 718.0
Non-market services 5.4 −5.1 12.5 2, 516.4
Total Private 81.5 29.7 240.9 19, 223
  • How to read it: In Q3 2017, net private job creation in market services amounted to 31.000 jobs from the previous quarter.

Table2 – Private payroll employment change (%)

SA data in %
Private payroll employment change (%)
Change in percentage points
In 3 months In 1 year
2017 2017 2017
Q2 Q3 Q3
Agriculture 1.0 0.2 −3,0
Goods-producing industries excl. Construction −0.1 −0.1 −0.5
Construction 0.4 0.5 1.4
Market services (*) 0.6 0.3 2,0
of which: Temporary employment (**) 4.1 0.2 14,0
Non-market services 0.2 −0.2 0.5
Total Private 0.4 0.2 1.3
  • (*) Excluding extra-territorial activities
  • (**) Temporary workers are recorded in services, regardless of the sector in which they carry out their mission effectively.
  • Scope: private payroll employment; France, excluding Mayotte.
  • Sources: INSEE and DARES